20 Sep 2020: BMW R nineT motorbike spotted testing: Here are the details
In the latest development, two test mules of the motorcycle have been spotted testing.
As per the spy images, there will be two variants of the R nineT namely, Standard and Pure. It will sport an R18-styled headlight, blacked-out engine, and a refreshed exhaust system.
Design: BMW R nineT: At a glance
Both the variants of the BMW R nineT will sport an eye-catching look, featuring a sloping fuel tank, a flat-type seat, and upward-bent twin exhaust pipes.
The retro look of the motorcycle will be accentuated by the wide handlebars and rounded halogen headlamp. It will get a digital-analog instrument console.
The bike should have a kerb weight of 222kg and an 18-liter fuel tank.
Fact: Power and performance
The BMW R nineT will draw power from a Euro 5-compliant engine, the details about which are scarce. For reference, the old-generation model drew power from a 1,170cc, air/oil-cooled flat-twin engine that makes 108hp and 116Nm. The mill is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Safety: What about safety and suspension setup?
The next-generation BMW R nineT should come equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS, to ensure the safety of the rider.
Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the motorbike should be handled by inverted telescopic forks on the front side, and a central spring rut with an adjustable rebound on the rear end.
Fact: What about the pricing?
No details pertaining to the availability and pricing of the next-generation BMW R nineT in India are currently available. As for the pocket-pinch, the motorcycle is expected to carry a tag of around Rs. 17.80 lakh.